Today's News

  • County sees little damage from wind

    Wind gusts topping out at 51 mph whipped through Taylor County on Tuesday and Wednesday, leaving only minor damage behind.

    According to Ronnie Dooley, Taylor County Emergency Management public information coordinator and assistant E-911 supervisor, damage reports were few.

    "[There were] several reports of utility lines, tree branches, a 10x12 metal storage building destroyed and windows blown out on Main Street."

    Sustained winds at about 25 mph were the norm, Dooley said, but a field weather station in Bengal measured a wind gust at 51 mph.

  • Eagles slip by Cards 54-53

    Bryton Taylor took the in-bounds pass and went the length of the court for the game-winning lay-up to propel Campbellsville past Taylor County 54-53 on Tuesday night.

    The home-standing Cardinals had taken the lead at 53-52 on Lloyd Stotts’ down-the-lane hoop.

    The Eagles (2-0), which opened the season with an overtime win over Henderson County in its own Tip-Off Classic on Saturday, led by six points (16-10) early in the second quarter.

  • Last flu clinic of the year

    An H1N1 flu shot clinic will take place Thursday.

    Taylor County Health Department will host a free H1N1 clinic from 5 until 8 p.m. No appointments will be made. Vaccine will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and quantities are limited.

    The clinic is open to all residents.

    At last week's clinic, 160 vaccinations were given.


  • Cookies with Santa is Thursday

    Ho! Ho! Ho! Boys and Girls,

    As in years past, the Central Kentucky News-Journal has agreed to help me out with my incredible list of things to do this Christmas.

    The folks at the News-Journal have been collecting your letters and forwarding them to me at the North Pole. They've also hosted a coloring contest in my honor.

  • Indians outlast Cards 41-35 in cold-shooting district match

    Each team found it tough to make baskets from the field, but Adair County hit 18 of its 24 free throws to pin a 41-35 loss on visiting Taylor County on Friday night in Columbia.

    The Cardinals, who dropped to 2-2 overall and 0-2 vs. district foes, fought back from an eight-point third-quarter deficit to take a 35-34 lead on Tevin Webster’s free throw at 1:43.

    Taylor County used a Matt McDonald lane bucket, two free throws each by Lloyd Stotts and Chase Seaborne and two hoops by Webster to go on top.

  • Amazon hosting 'Wrap your Holidays' once again

    Amazon.com is currently scheduling groups for its 2009 gift-wrapping season. Weekends are almost full but several weekday shifts are still open.

    Slots on the following dates and times are available for Amazon.com's Wrap your Holidays with a Smile Program, a fundraising opportunity.

    This year, scheduling will be coordinated via e-mail. If e-mail is not convenient, you can still call in for scheduling times. In a message leave your name, group name, expected number wrapping, and a phone number where you can be reached between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

  • Shively earns certified assessor designation

    Chad Shively earned the professional designation of certified Kentucky assessor during the fall PVA Conference on Oct. 27.

    The professional designation program for Kentucky property assessment is a joint effort of the Property Valuation Administrators' Association and the Department of Property Valuation, Revenue Cabinet.

    The purpose of the professional designation program is to provide opportunities for professional instruction in appraisal procedures and assessment administration.

  • Birth Announcements

    Matthew and Lindsay Forrest of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Aiden Timothy, at 1:47 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. He weighed 10 pounds and was 22 1/2 inches long.

    Grandparents are Mitchell and Pamela Janes of Greensburg and Preston and Linda Forrest of Campbellsville.

    Great-grandparents are Bill and Bessie Janes of Greensburg, Bertha Forrest and Delmar Foster, both of Campbellsville.

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  • Public record for Dec. 7

    It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in "On the Record" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

    Small Claims Settled

  • Caffee-Sallee

    Donna Ann Caffee and Charles Buford Sallee will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Dec. 12.

    Caffee is the daughter of Don and Elaine Caffee of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Ayleen Williams and Marine Caffee, both of Campbellsville.

    She is a nursing student at Campbellsville University.

    Sallee is the son of Buford and Jean Sallee of Lebanon.

    He is employed at The Overhead Door Co. in Campbellsville.